Annotations and additions in a medieval manuscript copy of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History Johanna Dale We tend to think that writing in library books is a bad thing. Some time ago the Cambridge University Library held a small exhibition showing some of the most egregious examples in their collection. I remember seeing on display a libraryContinue reading “Oswald in the margins”
Johanna Dale will be giving a talk about the cult of Oswald of Northumbria in the medieval German Empire as part of Saints’ Lives and Medieval History in Northern England, an online study event organised by the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University. The study event comprises pre-recorded talks and a live discussion on SaturdayContinue reading “Lancaster University Regional Heritage Centre Online Event”
Tracey Silvester Anne was a created saint who grew to function symbolically for a wide range of different social groups in their cultural practices, with considerable powers as mother of Mary and grandmother of Christ. By the late Middle Ages in England, the cult had manifested itself in horae, vitae, plays and feast day celebrations, and wide-ranging devotionContinue reading “Cult and Image of St. Anne in Late Medieval England”
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